The Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) is a multi-institutional research
center led by UD, which is comprised of more than 10 academic institutions and two
national research laboratories. Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of
Basic Energy Sciences, through its Energy Frontier Research Centers program since
2009, CCEI and its researchers are working to develop innovative catalytic technologies
to efficiently convert biomass, such as trees and grasses, into chemicals and fuels.
The center provides an integrated approach to solving scientific and engineering
problems that span across scales and disciplines, including synthesis and
characterization of novel catalysts, development and application of multiscale
modeling, reaction and reactor evaluation and technology transfer.
The University of Delaware Energy Institute (UDEI) was established in 2008 to
marshal and expand the University's science, engineering and public policy expertise
in new and emerging energy technologies and, with its industry and government
partners, to use this research to address the entire spectrum of challenges posed by
future energy needs. UDEI's roles include evaluating and creating needed energy
information, building teams for required research improvements, providing the bases
for decision making, serving as a point of contact, supporting associated energy
centers and institutes and disseminating information through a website, annual
symposia and workshops focused on specific technologies and issues.
Its Council of Fellows is drawn from centers and departments across UD, including
the Institute of Energy Conversion, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry
and Biochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Marine
and Earth Studies, Center for Catalytic Science and Technology, Center for Fuel Cell
Research, Mechanical Engineering and Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation.
The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) is focused on research and
partnerships that integrate environmental science, engineering, social science and
policy that provide strategies for addressing environmental challenges facing Delaware
and the nation, including climate change and sea-level rise, contaminated soil
remediation, nutrient management and water quality. These efforts help sustain
Delaware's economic pillars in agriculture, industry and tourism. In a short time,
DENIN has forged a strong and cohesive network of distinguished scientists, engineers,
educators and policy makers committed to world-class science and education.
DENIN affiliates include more than 125 research professionals and faculty from
across UD as well as other Delaware institutions of higher education and research
centers who are actively pursuing research or scholarly activities related to the